Fractured English: Familiar Yourself, Ride On!
Nobody said English was easy. I struggle with it every day. Still, there's something funny about a little snippet of our mother tongue that can be found on Montgomery County's Ride On bus Web page:
"To familiar yourself to the signs being displayed on buses while in service for this route, check it here." It sounds like something that's been translated from English into Chinese then back into English. And "familiar yourself"? That just sounds dirty.
What's more, when I did check it here, all I got was a page that wouldn't load properly in Firefox or Safari. That's probably no great loss, since I imagine all it says is "The destination written on the front of the bus is the place where that bus is going."
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